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David Axelrod To Write Political Memoir

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    David Axelrod's life after advising the president is getting pretty full.

    The day after Axelrod officially opened the doors of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, where he is the director, Penguin Press announced he has a book deal.

    The former senior adviser plans to write his political memoir, from his time as a columnist and City Hall bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune to his friendship with President Barack Obama.

    The book is due out in 2014.

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    “Over the past 30 years as a journalist, political consultant and senior adviser to the President, David Axelrod has had a front row seat to our political process at every level,” Penguin Press president said in a statement.

    He's taking that experience to the bank. In February Axelrod signed with NBC and MSNBC as a “senior political analyst,” to appear exclusively on their networks.

    Axelrod isn't the only one putting pen to paper. The Associated Press points out at least two other former Obama administration officials, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Timothy Geithner, are planning books to release next year.